The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Vista over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 110 104 91
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 8 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.37% 0.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.60% 1.86% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £190 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £182 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £306 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £241 £130 £225
% change year-on-year
+85.57% -42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £13.25 £27.40 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.64% +76.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £19.08 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £35.72 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
Windows Vista
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
499 431 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.36% 19.74% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 197 142
Average daily rate £313 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £177 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £463 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 71 58
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region.

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Windows Vista Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region.

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Vista within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 2 £103 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 - - 2
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Coventry -3 1 £310 +67.56%
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows Vista also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Vista.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows XP
3 9 (75.00%) MS Office
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
7 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 4 (33.33%) VMware
7 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
8 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (25.00%) DNS
8 3 (25.00%) WAN
8 3 (25.00%) DHCP
8 3 (25.00%) LAN
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
9 2 (16.67%) Citrix
9 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (16.67%) CAD
9 2 (16.67%) VoIP
9 2 (16.67%) VBA
9 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 2 (16.67%) Linux
9 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
9 2 (16.67%) MCSE
9 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 2 (16.67%) Windows 8

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows Vista also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Vista. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (75.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Support Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) IT Support
2 3 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows XP
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) CAD
1 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) VBA
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya